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. >> the united states will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. we'll do what it takes to prevent that from happening. all options remain on the table. the president has been very clear and that includes the military option. >> shannon: our ambassador to the united nations says the u.s. will stand with israel and do what it takes to stop oran from developing a nuclear weapon, as israeli prime minister netanyahu says iran is 7 to 8 months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb and demands that the united states give a red line to iran. we start with peter doos gee senator john mechanic cane said an hour and-a-half that he thinks the united states is sing exactly the wrong main to the israelis about whether or not we will have their back, if iran gets closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> we keep tells the israelis not to attack, shouldn't we be telling the iranians that that we are with israel and they should back down. >> reporter: the u.s. bamdass dorto the u.n. says that the united states will do whatever it takes to prevent iran from acquiring the nuclear weapon and the
and three other americans assassinated by radical islamists. their bodies returned to the united states. a solemn ceremony with president obama and secretary of state clinton. among those honoring the murdered americans at andrews air force base earlier today. >> mrs. clinton praising the murdered americans for their courage and sacrifice to our country. the people of egypt and libya and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tierney of a mob. lou: a precisely timed two-part operation under cover of more than 200 demonstrators angry at an anti-mohammed movie. the protesters stormed the consulate, armed militants traveled to a nearby safe house to attack the evacuated americans. libyan officials say the people within the governments own security forces to stop the terrorists to the safe houses location. the unrest is spreading beyond the region. violence erupted in tunisia and the german embassy set afire. american fast food restaurants also torched. demonstrations in afghanistan. palestinians and in jerusalem protests in america. american flags were burned outside the e
obama of the united states was helping to rest that. now we are, 18 months later, they burn the american flag in the streets, anti-american movements all over, killing u.s. ambassadors, attacks united states' embassies. where have we come in 18 months, and at the same time, the president of the united states rather than asserting america's leadership role in the world is off to campaign. lou: off to campaign, and mean while, some is public perception, and that is four more missiles fired by the iranians, seems that they have an unlimited number to show off whenever ahmadinejad makes a major appearance or makes a major point, and at the same time, we have the chinese with a vigorous space program underway, the russians, and the principle space power because they're the only ones who can routinely go into space to reach the international space station in lower earth orbit. it is a bizarre retreat of american power and technology and advancement and to hear that the very people who we have been, you know, so concerned about, ie, iranians, are seemingly carrying out an aggressive space polic
at this crisis? speak of the united state unites attacked september 11, 11 years ago, and united states attacked september 11 yesterday. what does that mean? the united states territories, the embassy, it was egypt and libya. were they coordinated attacks? when the president came out, as you rightly did, he should have followed that by saying these attacks are not going to be tolerated, we will hold the host governments responsible for this. some indication even in egypt there was advanced warning these attacks are coming which is why the americans had gotten out of that embassy. the president of the united states needs to say to those countries who will hold you responsible, have to protect our people, you have to have better protection of our people and if you don't do that we will reassess our relationship with you because if you don't stand strong right now, this is what happened to jimmy carter and why ronald reagan was elected. jimmy carter did not do something strong. he apologized, said let's try to negotiate and that is the kind of response i heard from president obama. dagen: did we ha
. that is greater than all android phones combined in the united states. with that kind of intent to buy it, we will see a large market. david: they're going to be selling $99. of course that is the older version. the cheaper price also comes with less connections in the iphone 5 does. there'does the 1.2 gigabytes peh compared to those with slower connection. >> apple is covering all the price points. that is a keeping time to address a large body of consumers. you will have the iphone for which is a great phone given away for free on contract. i think they're doing a great job of going up against the competition and frankly at this point over 50% of americans already have smart phones, so getting into mainstream, mom and pop buying smart phones and it has to be really easy to use and apple has set the gold standard. david: what about the corporate market, lot of corporations going for the blackberry. is this going to tap into that market? >> the iphone has been adopted by companies a lot of the fortune 500 are already using iphones. that sai set in a couple of weee will have blackberry jam whe
with the united states. we are your number one exporter relation between colombia and the u.s. do you feel that the current administration is doing enough to encourage colombian trade? is there something more that can be done? what is your wish-list for your country related to the united states? >> but at least to have congress ratify the free-trade agreement with colombia, the free-trade agreement we negotiated and closed with the united states during the previous administration. liz: david has one more question. david, go ahead. david: it is related to the problems in mexico. as you know corruption is endemic in mexico. there is so much corruption that has gone on for so many decades in mexico. again a lot of businesses are reluctant to get in because of that. if you're going to clean up the drug problem in mexico as you did in colombia, you have to deal with corruption. particularly among the police who are supposed to go after the drug dealers, not work with the drug dealers. how do you deal with a corruption problem in a place like mexico? >> no, no. i can not speak about mexico. i ha
in vermont. of course, the company's first set up. and we still make 70% of our products in the united states. cheryl: and you've been there for 25 years, we should mention to our viewers, you yourself have been with this company for 25 years. one of the most impressive things, i think s you've been able to keep 70% of your manufacturing in the united states at plants in the united states. what's the secret? >> well, the secret is what you have also indicated is the fact of being around for a long time and also thinking long term, making investments. you know, manufacturing in the united states is not easy, and if you're not thinking long term, if you're not continuously investing, it's not possible. because, you know, we have great people, we've got great history. we, in fact, have 73 locations in china and 60% of the product we're shipping from the united states to china. in furniture which is, you know, not made by robots. we still have a lot of labor even though we have a lot of, lot of technology that we've introduced. so i think it's a question of quality, it's a question of craftmanshi
. second-largest copper building wire manufacturer in the united states to compete against three companies. the private company and a buffet lead company which is in not martin group of, it is unfortunately an interaction in the marketplace but at the end of the day copper wire is used half and half between commercial construction and new housing construction and we have both of those sectors which are well below trim line and encore wire is trading at 15 times earnings and six times cash flow. 40% from the peak and significant earnings. dave: i got to interrupt because we are talking about ben bernanke and breaking news on ben bernanke. >> chairman of the federal reserve will meet with lawmakers in the finance committee. private meetings next wednesday. this according to an aide to one of those lawmakers and these will be private meetings when he meets with members of the finance committee and ben bernanke's meeting is going to focus on the economy and fiscal cliff. dave: thank you. i want to get a quick comment. that brings back memories of 2008. these emergency meetings between ben bern
. there's no way you can shut down outrageous speech in the country of the united states, it's going to happen, but if the responsibility of responsible officials in egypt and other countries throughout the world to take actions to protect embassies and they are the ones who are responsible, and the extremists sure -- stirring up the crowds are responsible. talking about the video really is to distract from the real problem. gerri: you have a lot of experience in these proceedings as deputy secretary of defense under george w. bush. people staid it's bush's fault the arab world is in unrest today. do you agree? how do you respond? >> i don't at all. look, these extremists were breeding in the arab world for years under horrible dictators. 9/11 happened with basically before george w. bush even appeared, and i believe in fact that the dictatorships of the arab world gave credit the to the extremists who attacks the governments for denying freedom to their people. sooner or later, those governments collapse both because of age and also, frankly, because ashes want freedom as well, and
smoke coming out of the u.s. embassy. they have replaced the united state flag. there are also reports they have taken over an american school there as well. fox is trying to confirm all of this. it is similar to what we are seeing and other countries, in particular lebanon. at least one person was killed in the protest. many more were wounded. this comes as pope benedict xvi arrived in lebanon. protesters they were seen ripping up his picture ahead of his visit to lebanon. here in afghanistan, we feared there would be widespread violence. so far, those have not materialized. it has been very peaceful here in kabul. there are real concerns that the rights will spread to afghanistan or pakistan in the coming days. melissa: connor, thank you for that report. lori: these are trying times, that is for sure. let's see how the markets are reacting. nicole petallides is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole: we are keeping a close eye on some of the office product retailers. there is news. the first set of news is stapled it now has private equity firms interested in taking it p
've always expected people would get in the united states of america. that only comes from the private sector. that's where, i think, the romney approach, people will find to be the right one. >> this market has been rallying. of course, it seems to be working in obama's favor, even though it's probably has a lot more to do with the central bank and all of the easing out there than it does to the policies. is there any reason to believe that if this president is re-elected, then he moves to the center that, he does the policies that you're talking about that romney, of course, has been leading with? >> i think that's been my greatest disappointment, that we have not seen this government move more to a centerous approach to move the country forward. there were numerous opportunities to do that. i just don't think it aligns with where the president would like to take the country. there's one approach that says static pie, let's figure out how to split it up. that's the approach that's being taken. when they say we're all in this together, we're all in this together, but we're going to take from
beliefs of others. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious, that the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> welcome back. the state department sending $70,000 of your tax money to air this ad in pakistan. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. >> let me state very clearly, and i hope it is obvious, that the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> those ads are going to reach about 90 million people in pakistan, running on seven pakistani tv networks. the administration said the attack in libya had nothing to do with the movie. it was planned by months-- for months by al qaeda. charles payne and sandra smith are here, what's your take on this? >> it's outrageous. i'm surprised we didn't see a guy who looked like ben franklin in a powdered wig and a bulldozer, running over the constitution. please, pakistan, please. >> how can we allow christians in america to be boycotted by millions of cities because an executive has an opinion on one thing and then begs them to for
. >> this is offshore buoy much like we use here in the united states off the coast of dell wear and new jersey? >> that's it exactly. >> you have partnered with british petroleum. they will start delivering lng, is that correct? >> that is not done yet. one we're doing is accelerate energy. an american company. that we like and trust. and hopefully they will be our partner in exporting, or i am porting the -- importing the natural gas. >> i'm an investor in the united states programs i could take a stake or investment in accelerator. >> that is great idea. >> what other opportunity because israel natural gas is a state-owned company. how might i get in on what you're building next three or four years to become a natural gas exporter? how can an investor here take part in that? what companies are you working here in the states to work with that infrastructure? >> you can invest basically, although we're fully owned by government we issued bonds, we are rated aa-plus and by moody's and s&p. you could invest with the company but more likely that you would like to invest with the partners around us from th
. it was happening. in the last election, 2008 the jewish vote in the united states when 78 percent president obama. >> if you ask me about the policy of president obama regarding is relevant to you president obama was not a friend of israel. stuart: that is where i have to hand it. dagen and, carry it forward. charles: you'll be interested, we have a big story that just came in. sports related. dagen: everyone listen to this breaking news. you will want to hear it. the owners of the boston red sox have begun quietly shopping the team and are mulling a potential sale of the story baseball franchise. charles: well, charlie gasparino is the one breaking business. he joins us on the telephone with some details. >> reporter: well, full disclosure, this is coming from a yankee fan. [laughter] taken for what it's worth. people with direct knowledge of the situation, here's what we know. the boston red sox management is quietly shopping the franchise. they have had an internal discussion about selling the boston red sox. they have talked to at least one person i know about the potential sale of the price
. dagen: china looking to put an end to the united states domination of the western pacific by expanding its navy presence, forcing the u.s. to send a significant number of troops to the region in response. connell: fox news adam housely is with us now in san diego with the latest on that. adam? >> yeah, connell and dagen it's one of those stories that's kind of flown under the radar a bit because so much is going on in middle east and on going operations in afghanistan but it is extremely important in the pacific because china is doing what it can to really increase its reach if you will because they are going for more resources as we know and more influence in the region. over the course of the last 20 years they have increased their defense spending by 15%. and today they actually unveiled officially their first ever aircraft carrier, actually purchased from the russians and then refurbished by china. it is important because china because of this reach there are problems now with -- water gun attacks in the last days and as well as disputed islands with japan, both sending ships with
printing spree here in the united states, printing anywhere from 2.4 trillion to $2.7 trillion in order to buy up bonds, including a lot of government debt directly. they say, hey look, so far we don't have inflation so there is no harm in it. to what you say? >> 2% inflation as opposed to a greater level of inflation, there is such a panic in europe that everybody was racing out of the europe into the dollar. holding dollars the fed created instead of spending them same in the united states. because of the economic situation in the united states, many people are using dollars they receive, indeed some printed by the fed to repay debt inset of consume. the whole idea we're not cooking inflation in the oven in the long run is a false idea. the key to the gold standard and going forward to a modernized gold standard it is a prescription for long-term economic growth. under the gold standard the american economy grew at 4% compounded annually, from the birth of the republic practically up until 1971. whereas the economy under the federal reserve's quantitative easing in the last decade has
surveillance in the united states. after their two weeks of work, lawmakers will likely only finish government spending, maybe disaster aid or benefits for needy families. it is very unlikely congress resolves anything on taxes, fiscal cliff, post office reform, or the farm bill. and a top house republican blames it on the senate and says it is all democrats. >> the u.s. congress has been working quite a bit. it's the u.s. senate that's been stopping everything. so we don't know how much comes to fruition, but we do know we will get things through the house, but when it gets to the senate -- [inaudible]. rich: democrats say it is the republicans fault. in an op-ed in politico, it says since president obama took office republicans have done little but obstruct and delay. democrats have offered their plans. republicans theirs. neither sees the political benefit of negotiating any of this until they know who wins in november. connell: rich, thank you. rich edson in d.c. for more, let's bring douglas holtz-eakin in, former cbo director, also in washington. it's almost a joke to us after a while, t
. the defense minister pointed out we have best relations between israel and united states of the securities we have ever had. we have operation iron dome which allows the folks in israel to be protected from these rockets. i think it is one of those things that it is election year thing. connell: but the week of the u.n. general assembly, you don't think that's a fair political criticism from the other side? say hey listen, there's a lot going on here in the world, you should have sat down with them, you don't think that's fair? >> i don't think it's fair. he keeps good communications with the rest of the world. our relations with the rest of the world have been better than a long time. when i travel, people were very very pleased with what the administration was doing. they respect the president. look, we're in the last what 40 some days of a presidential campaign. that's the high priority. connell: let's talk about that a little bit before we let you go. the republicans would say look at the unemployment rate under president obama how it's stayed above 8%, this is quote unquote our year, we
the list of one of the wealthiest people in the united states for the 12 year. he has a net worth of $66 billion. while the head of berkshire hathaway came in second with a net worth of $46 billion. that's the latest from the fox business, giving you the power to prosper. melissa: so the fiscal cliff is quickly approaching. let's find out what congress is doing about it. rich edson joins us in d.c. with the latest. rich? >> we'll call them the cliff experts. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke, the director of the congressional budget office and the chief of staff on the joint committee on taxation. these are the authorities on capitol hill what lawmakers actions will do to the economy and the federal budget. they're meeting with members of the senate finance committee and others. fox business was there where budget committee chairman kent conrad said congress could work out a framework to solve the cliff before it hits. >> there might be an interim step in order to give time for the committees of jurisdiction to actually come up with some of the specifics. but that the overall agreeme
of people protesting this anti-muslim film made here in the united states. dagen: rick leventhal from fox news joins us live. rick. >> the pakistani government declared today a national holiday, love for the prophet. nonviolence, but things got ugly fast. and across the streets of pakistan including islamabad to keep protesters from approaching the consulate there. and demonstrations in karachi, five movie theaters were burned and a couple of banks on fire. and one officer killed there. and in peshawar, hundreds of demonstrators set movie theaters on fire and police used tear gas. at some point opened the fire on the people and hit a pakistani news vehicle and killed the driver there. and they were marching through the streets and protesting the anti-muslim film and burned a makeshift coffin draped with an american flag and burned an effigy of president obama and around middle east and africa and security has been beefed up at a number of u.s. and western embassies around the region as a precaution, guys. dagen: rick, thank you for that reporting. connell: and nicole, the new york stock e
the state of the economy than any other government reports we're getting. ashley: united states is one of the world's most economically free countries. think again. the cato institute says the u.s. dropped from the top 10 to 18th on the list in its annual report. coauthor ian vasquez will be our special guest ahead to explain that. 18th in economic --. tracy: we were 10th last year. he has got to tell us what is going on. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes. we head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole we're down about eight points right now? >> right. the truth is yesterday we gave back about 40 points. wee had two weeks in a row about gains. fed stimulus and bond buying extending low rates. everyone seems to be taking a bit of a breather. right now the dow is down as are s&p and nasdaq as well, all to the downside. down .1 or .2 of a percent. we have winners like apple which obviously broke new records. fedex has come under pressure. fedex once again is warning about a tough global economy. so they came out with their numbers today. they
the president of the united states. there are things that can relieve the price of oil we are not doing. dagen: is it healthy that this is not the kind of shock that we saw in 2008 where it will spike above $100 a barrel, was $135 a barrel at the high. oil has remained relatively high for the american people in the last few years and got me chance to learn to live with it. >> that is true but also hurts everybody. certainly the lower end of the economy if you are a person who has to drive a long distance to work and you have to shell out that much more for your pay, it is a problem. natural gas is going to be a substitute that will have its day. we have an unlimited supply. dagen: would you invest in oil and commodities? >> i am already invested in oil and commodities to a great extent because as i said inflation is a genie in the bottle that will get out sooner or later and ben bernanke and all the politicians in the world can't bribe themselves enough to keep it in. dagen: it would take a healthy economy to trigger that and this economy is not. >> it does not take a healthy economy to trigge
been going in terms of violence, and also, he says this is not over yet because if the united states does not respond appropriately to his mind, which means punishing those involved with this film, he says these protests could continue. i said, what do you want to have dope to the filmmakers? he said, well, i'd like to see them tried in front of a sharia court meaning if they don't repent for insulting the prophet, he thinks they should be executed. that shows how quickly, simply how a jihadist leader talks about an anti-american protest brings out a few thousand people in front of the u.s. embassy. that shows the ground swell of anti-americanism now taking place in cairo. back to you. tracy: leeland, out in cay row, thank you very much. ashley: continuing with rising tensions in the middle east, oil traders growing more concerned as conflicts spread west to oil rich nigeria. phil flynn has more on this. are you concerned then, phil, what's going on in nigeria? >> i am right now. see, egypt doesn't produce a lot of oil, and because we built in good buffer of supply in case of a disru
obama left the white house now, but earlier today, he vowed to find the murders. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats, and i directed the administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world, and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> general national congress of libya just relesioned a statement calling the attack a disapproval or condemning and disapproving of the criminal attack on americans. president obama left here a short while ago headed to nevada for campaign events. back to you. liz: okay. thank you very much, rich edson. again, the conflicting information. now it could possibly have been a very coordinated military style attack versus an angry mob. we are following the story closely. gerri willis will have more on it on her show as well as melissa francis. in the meantime, live here in san fransisco at the intel forum. what's this mean? listen, this is a d
. an extraordinary releases this afternoon from the united states government. the first thing we got was this order from president barack obama ordering the company to divest from a wind project in oregon using the so-called sifieuos program. this one is the fist time in 22 years that the u.s. government has done this it or president of the united states has done this. it goes beyond what we've ever seen before, including this language ordering the facility in oregon to effectively be rai razed, saying the company must remove all structures, items, or physical object, including the concrete foundations of the property. that's the first time anyone ever affiliated with this has ever seen anything like that. the treasury department later in the day issuing a statement saying why they might be so sensitive about this facility, saying, the wind farm sites are all within the vicinity of restricted air space at naval weapons system trading facility boardman in oregon. now, this is a sensitive military facility in oregon. we looked on their website to find out exactly what they are doing out there. here's
. >>> the drenching that parts of the united states got last week, including tornadoes out in queens, not really helping parched farmland. there are no farms in queens, are there? this afternoon we're going to get exclusive details on the economic impact from our senior economics reporter steve leisman. he's here live. >> in about three minutes we're going to get an e-mail from the guy that runs the farm in queens. it is a big impact from what's a small sector of the economy and it could even have an impact on the presidential election. in a detailed study of the summer's drought which scored soybeans, corn and other crops across the nation, macro economic advisors out of st. louis estimate it could shave as much as a half point off gross domestic product this year. that's a big hit to a $13 trillion economy from a total farm sector that accounts for just -- wait for it now -- 1% of the nation's output. ben herzon is the economist who did the study. pe explai he explains the drought's outside impact. >> even though it only accounts for 1% of the economy, big changes in farm output can show up in
here in the united states? we've got similar issues, don't we? we have an e more nor we? we have an e more nomous debt l and the debate on what to cut. >> there's always a question of priorities and where you focus your attention. i think the president has made a major effort to reduce the budget deficit and also to invest in the future of the country, just like a corporation in many senses that has too much debt, that it has to put its debt in line with its ability to raise revenues. it also has to invest in its future. the president, i think, is investing in education, infrastructure, many things that will make the country stronger. that's really the goal. it's to have a sound budget policy but also invest in the country's future. i think that's what the president's trying to do. >> but bob, we haven't had a budget in three years. >> well, a lot of programs that he's proposed have not gotten through the congress. that's a big challenge. he's focused on education. he has a very significant proposal on infrastructure development. these are the kind of things that are needed to make us
in the united states, but look what's happening. the market just keeps laughing it off and going up in the face of danger, all of the indices are up today. as cheryl and i were talking, they did come down a little bit. it was triple digits in the dow a little earlier in the day, it came down from that point but still a 69-point gain b is quite impressive. all of the indices, nasdaq the smallest of the gainers today, just up .02%, but russell 2000 up as well. when the bell rings, the action begins, a former hedge fund manager who says the federal reserve does have a secret weapon that a lot of people aren't talking about that it could fire this week. it's not more money printing we're talking about. also, we have a fox business exclusive interview with legendary investor mark babier, he's going to outline the five reasons why he thinks equities could fall, but first, today's data download. stocks ended the day in the green but well off session highs. energy and financials were the best performing sectors while consumer staples and utilities did lag. the dow hit its highest level since december 2
together since both the united states federal reserve and the bank of japan lored interest rate policy and put in additional stimulus in the global economy. last night silver and gold cracked, and there were a lot of people shaking their heads as to why the metals cracked, and there is perhaps talk out there there were large derivative positions out there that perhaps silver gets above $36 an ounce, you could see a large short covering trade. so be careful. but the fact that gold and silver cracked in this global, aggressive central bank easing campaign doesn't make sense either. david: no, no. of course, it was a crack. it may come back. john, we're going to be talking more to you when the s&p futures close in just about ten minutes. thank you, john. liz: thanks john. let's bring in maury, chief investment officer of relative value partners and david steinberg. both these gentlemen a lot of experience in the markets and a lot of money that they work with. david, you're a bit more optimistic right now, and as we look at the s&p 500 which is certainly up over the past year, pretty stron
. plunging 4%. david: united states ambassador to the united nations and ambassador to libya presented two different views of events that led to the death of our ambassador and three others. take a listen. >> that information is the best assessment we have today in fact this was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack. >> the way they acted, leaves us with no doubt that this is preplanned, predetermined. david: to exactly different answers to that question. it could lead to billions of dollars of investment for libya, something of great interest to our next guest. a member of the libyan royal family joining us now, good to see you again, thank you for coming in. on whose side do you fall on this issue? the president of libya or the u.s. ambassador? was it a planned attack or was it spontaneous? >> it was a planned event which was the work of qaddafi supporters. they have no shame in want to disrupt the democratic process in libya that have taken place right now. david: if it was a planned event, and we know that particular consulate was under increased threat over the past week or so, she d
ahead. and if the united states locked in an economic cold war with china? the author of a new book says yes. he will tell us why he thinks u.s. companies and political leaders need a completely new battle plan to fight the chinese threat. hmmm. as we mentioned the dow only down about 17, 18 points right now. top of the hour. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes. we head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. hey, nicole. >> hey, trace, good afternoon, everybody. the dow is down 18 points. it is off the highs we saw yesterday. closed at the highest level since december of 2007. today pulling back about 18 points. not really giving back that 244 point gain we saw yesterday. right now the nasdaq has a down arrow. the s&p is up one quarter of 1%. i want to look at a laggard though on the dow jones industrial average. that is kraft. when you look at kraft, they have two kinds of businesses. they have the international business and the north american business. they will be spinning off. that will happen october 1st. when they gave the projections for 2013
how the united states is responding next. first as we do every day at this time of day, check out how oil is moving right now based on that news out of libya. not moving much at all. down 11 cents. $97.11 a barrel. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bnchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbirt may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, d some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. and that makes a difference in my breathin
of the united states redistributed more income than we have today. connell: let me stop you for one second -- >> -- that's why the economy is having so many problems. connell: and the reason is i want to explain the chart. brian gave us this chart to tell you what you are looking at. government spending percentage of the economy versus stocks, versus the dow. >> yep. connell: so the yellow line is stocks. do you see where it is going up there? going all the way back to the 60s. and the blue line is government spending. it tells you what, brian? >> yeah, it's very very clear, if you look at that chart. back when lbj, lyndon johnson became president in 1965, we passed the great society programs, government spending shot up, and the stock market went nowhere for 17 years. then ronald reagan came in and even bill clinton lowered and reduced spending as a share of gdp, and the stock market exploded, and now in the last decade, under president bush and then obama, government spending has shot up again. no wonder stocks have been flat for the past decade. connell: they have been for a long time.
: all electric. i can understand the resistance in the united states. if we're talking about other countries, fair enough. and that's been its niche market. charles: it is a niche market but big enough market for an individual company like tesla where if you are trying to ram them down everybody's throats ala the volt. i think anybody who buys the roadster isn't going to be worried about the distance on the charge, the cost. when you have 100 grand to blow on a car, those are things that you aren't really --. i think the stock goes to 38. cheryl: thank you very much, charles. we will see you next hour. it is quarter past the hour right now. stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole: this stock is doing really well today, take a look at the shares are faring right now. tivo has come to an agreement with verizon. it said that verizon actually agreed to pay over 250 million dollars to settle pending patent litigation over video services. considered great news for tivo, up about 5% today. let's take a look at major market averages right now. the dow jones industrial average down 25 point
and the president of the united states, whoever it may be after november, a second chance, possibly a very clear timetable saying time is running out, our clocks are ticking. israel's clock is ticking much faster. we feel very threatened. the president of iran talking the day before, basically pledged to wipe israel off the face of the map. we have threatens civilization as we know it was certain civilizations threatened as well, so what the prime minister tried to make clear was he will not allow iran to acquire nuclear weapons, but he expects international community led by the united states to do it rather than have israel do it. connell: does that take the possibility of an israeli military strike against iranian nuclear institutions, whatever they may be, does it take it off the table before the end of the year or before the u.s. presidential election? >> i think it does. whabut he has basically said wae are allowing you more time to try and use diplomacy, to try and use of sanctions. we expect you to act. i think it creates more certainty, and in fact i think the redline were the prime mini
countries like the united states are already past the 50% penetration market. you got the smart phone. the incremental advantage of a new one, you know, is much less than the advantage for the future phone to a smart phone. >> people always trade up. you don't have total saturation. if you have one, you expect to get the new model, you drop it, you break it, it's note like you're not going to get another one. the expectations, the growth is exploding. 50 million iphones sold in the december quarter; right? that's the base bar. you know, that's the expectation. apple needs to beat that hurdle to keep forward momentum. when you only sold 150 million total units in the june quarter alone, worldwide among all the vendors, a third of the marketplace, is it poll? of course it is, but can they make them fast enough? that's the issue. >> is there backlash setting in for apple? i was watching tv in the samsung galaxy commercial makes fun of the people waiting in line for the iphone5. everywhere you go, you see the galaxy posters, point your phone up, and you get five free songs. there's fierce
about the united states and how that relates to what israel does against iran and what we do again to stop iran from developing nuclear weapons? >> it is a really interesting statement from netanyahu. hillary clinton came out yesterday and said no deadlines. i think the israelis want a firm deadline from the united states on when we will do military action because ultimately if you look at this operation, yes, the israelis can hit something, yes, they can do some damage, but only with the united states, only with our b-1 bombers and cruise missiles can you do significant long-term damage to the nuclear facilities in iran. so the question is, yes, the israelis could go alone, but it is always far more optimal to get on board with the united states. so i think this issue is going to remain a live issue into 2013, because i don't see how we have an off ramp. dagen: right. helima terrific to see you. we covered so much in little time. next time more time i promise. >> thanks. connell: new book that's come out from bob woodward. we will talk about that book on the day in which boehner h
.3% in the second quarter. the united states economy is barely, barely moving. now i think voters want to know what's going on. dagen: what's going on with mitt romney, he can't seem to put together a cohesive discussion about the state of the economy that is resonating with voters. you mentioned in the column that he was talking about trade cheaters and energy independence, which seem wholly removed from what is really happening right here right now on the ground for the american people. >> well, the ads that target china as a trade cheater are aimed at voters in northern ohio and around the great lakes where the auto workers are, but obama has been running his own ads hitting china, so i think they kind of neutralize one another. we had a report this morning that durable goods orders have dropped the most since january 09. orders for motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts dropped 11% in august. whatever obama did to bail out the auto industry, those people working in the industries in the northern ohio are the ones affected by a figure like that. and i don't quite understand why romney isn't goin
deficits in the history of the united states. four deficits in excess of a trillion dollars each so that more than a third of all the debt ever run up in the 236-year history of the united states, more than a third of it was under barack obama's presidency in the last three and a half years. who's going to pay off the debt? our children and a grandchildren. that's who is going to pay it off. that's where romney and paul ryan are calling for a growth agenda where we can start creating jobs in this country and not have economic growth of 1.7%, under 2% and a federal reserve board that believes we'll be in this shape for two years. that's why they say they will keep interest rates for another two years. >> you heard him talk about the debt created under president obama when the country was going off a fiscal cliff and the banks were seizing up. he never referenced the 5 trillion in debt generated under george bush while he was governor. he never referenced the two wars we didn't pay for. george bush was the first president in the history of the union to go to war and give people a tax
transplants here in the united states. even with a transplant, the hepatitis will go right on attacking the new liver. this is a huge disease. it afflicts 170 million people around the world. which from a human perspective is just terrible, tragic. from a business perspective, these companies are involved. hep c can be a $20 million market opportunity. it's too darn good for many drug companies to pass up. now, i've talked about the game-changing new drugs developed for hep c on the show. but in recent months, there's been a reshuffling, major changes in the competitive race. i've got to keep you up on it. that's why tonight, i want to keep this opportunity in front of you and let you know who will benefit the most from the reshuffling of the order, the changes that have gone on and who can be the winners here. there are a lot of horses in this race. there was bristol-myers, abbott labs, gilead, merck, johnson & johnson, aventis. six months ago bristol-myers was in the definite lead. but one of the patients taking their hep c drug in the clinical trial had a heart attack. and the compan
be a good way to spend some spare time. whenever you have the president of the united states selling your product, you can capitalize on it on all kind of ways. how have you capitalized on the president? i know the subway conductors are fun stuff but when you get the president that you can convert into money. >> you know, for us it was a big moment because it showed the value of it as an interview format. i personally would like to more politicians coming on. he wasn't the first. hope he is not the last. we extended invitation to presidential candidate romney. i would like to see every level of government. david: alexis, i have to press my point with you. how do you monotize getting the president on? for example, if you're a book writer, if you have the president holding your book saying that is a good book you can capitalize on that. how do you that from a website perspective. >> i may not be that good of an entrepreneur to figure that out. it obviously legitimatized red did and put it on. that monetizaton will come but i expect any photos of the president on reddit. liz: you could have
percentage of its revenues come from outside the united states and this is a smaller market cap as a spinoff so it was a logical replacement. >> i will see you first, don't buy united health. there's very little money. my hands are different color from my face. what does that mean? there's makeup. >> the dow jones industrial average, the price pointed index which should have absolutely no meaning but they have to keep doing it that way because that's the way they started. everybody follows the s&p but we talk about the dow jones because that's what you hear about on the radio. >> this is the opportunity for the dow to go higher. kraft very levered to commodity costs. particularly we know that the big inflationary trend is food. okay? and they're a huge buyer of all of these commodities. united health, very little commodity costs so you get kind of an inflation break that deals with ben's pro-inflation strategy yesterday. >> this is the first change to the dow jones industrial average since 2009. just to your point that nobody follows the dow jones industrial average, how much money is actual
, and even this year, abroad in markets, europe or the united states, and so there's tremendous amount of appetite in china, and also, begin the rise in wealth, the absolute population, there's very few resort locations in most of asia. we're seeing a tremendous growth in demand, whether it's china, bali, coast of thailand, and here as well. >> well, the united states is still the number one market. how do you feel about the domestic u.s. economy? and the stock, itself, over the last year, your stock up 35%. do you feel you can keep the growth going for shareholders? >> yeah, so first of all, in terms of u.s. market, here's what's going on. the u.s. economy, clearly, in a slow recovery, relative to the depth of the recession that we all went through in 2009. on the other hand, for more than a decade now, unlike other forms of commercial real estate, the hotel market has not been built out. it's been built out actually below trend line over the time period. although we look at 8% plus unemployment in the u.s., we're looking at occupancies that feel more like a late business cycle meanin
've dropped again, four years in a row, and now six different nations top the united states in the world economic forum's list of the most competitive economies. dagen: and this will go over well, in greece, calls to increase the workweek there to six days. say it ain't so. connell: say it ain't so. a lot to talk about today. at the top of the hour, before we talk about anything else, let's do stocks now as we do every 15 minutes with nicole petallides. disney today, all-time high. nicole: we have a long-term chart of disney to take a look at here. when you look at it year to date, up over 30%. hitting all-time high of 51.13. recently we found that between april and june, disneyland resort drew the most visitors than it ever had before in the same period. of course you think of disneyland, you think of disney resorts, you think of also media and film. films like the avengers for example. disney certainly has recent success and that is evident here in the stock up 2 1/2%. the major market averages the dow right now is up about 8 1/2 points. back above the 13,000 mark. we're watching europ
the president has taken office, for every one dollar added to the economy, the united states has added more than 3 dollars in debt. while there's been a 12% increase in economic output, there's been a 50% increase in the national debt. those are the numbers. here's something not to get lost today. one of the biggest names in america business says the economy is getting worse. we're going to have more on why fedex is lowering its outlook. dagen: you wonder why oil is selling off. one of the biggest names in the bond market, he is here in studio. bob auwaerter coming on. bank of america, merrill lynch just said gold going to end up going to $2400 an ounce. we know how those often work out. look at oil at $96 a barrel. [ horn honks ] [ male nouncer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...e mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphone ringing ] but life insurance? [ horn honking ] life is unpredictable. that's why at fidelity life we want you to think about term life insurance -- taking care of your family's future expenses if somet
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